BRIKA — creativity

Meet BRIKA: Nadine D’Elia, Merchandising Assistant

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Nadine lives and breathes fashion and trends, as evidenced by the fact that she is easily the most stylish person at the BRIKA office, managing to look put together on any given day (which, let's face it, is no small feat). Naturally, her finger-on-the-pulse instinct on everything shopping and sartorial related goes hand in hand with her post as Merchandising Assistant, where she actively scouts new talent in the Maker community, analyzes URL and IRL retail trends and ensures BRIKA stays on top of what's hot in the products we showcase to our customers. What did you want to be when...

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Behind the Goods: JUST B SMILING's pressed flower phone cases

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It's hard not to immediately fall in love with JUST B SMILING's phone cases, and the audible chorus of ooh's and aah's when anyone lays eyes on them is certainly a testament to this fact. Beautiful and functional, each flower in Britt Stillie's line of phone accessories is plucked from her own backyard (even the case tags are made of seeds, ready to be planted!), making each colorful piece truly one-of-a-kind and a perfect gift for any occasion. As part of our Behind the Goods series, BRIKA chatted with Britt about starting her own business and the creative process that goes into putting...

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Have a Well-Crafted Week: July 17, 2016

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One writer’s case for the road less traveled – with two kids in tow. 2016 has been a tough year so far – here’s hoping we can teach this instinct to our kids. A swimmable rainbow-sprinkle pool and “immersive” chocolate room (!!!) are on tap for NYC’s Museum of Ice Cream this August. Long-lasting celebrity marriages do exist. The rise of the elevated DIY bride. Dessert for breakfast that kids and adults alike will love. “The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing,” wrote Jennifer Aniston in this powerful op-ed. Proof that mastery over a medium...

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Behind the Goods: BRIKA’s Creativity Crawl Map

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BRIKA first met Toronto-based artist LeeAndra Cianci earlier this year when we came across her pop culture-infused illustrations depicting everything from Beyoncé and basketball stars to pizza and pugs. Embedded in her drawings is a decidedly heady dose of Canadiana: be it Ryan Gosling quotes, Raptors wins or Drake lyrics, there’s an undeniable Canuck quality to many of her doodles, making her a perfect candidate to illustrate BRIKA’s Toronto Creativity Crawl map. Devised of the need for a centralized resource in which to reference the city’s workshops, cultural hubs, beautiful shops and cafes for independent creatives, the Crawl is both...

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Have a Well-Crafted Week: July 3, 2016

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London bound and planning on shopping? Brush up on the best of the city’s retail scene. Elevate your 4th of July celebration tomorrow with these yummy beet and black pepper star crackers. A fascinating look at a craft fair finding its roots in the most unlikely of places. Eight illustrators draw Bill Cunningham in memory of the iconic New York City photographer, who turned street style into a fashion tour de force. Customize your favorite denim piece in a cinch. Kids, candy and Netflix under the open sky. Sign us up. For when you don’t want to break the bank...

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